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MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm PST
more with president obama here at american university. you're watching "the hardball college tour" from american university. >>> there is not a liberal america and a conservative america. there is the united states of america. there is not a black america and a white america, a latina america, an asian american, there is the united states of america. >> you're seeing the first black president there. who hasn't approved a new stapler purchase in three years. but then i saw the new windows tablet, with a real keyboard, usb port, and full office. it's a tablet that works for work. plus, it's got apps and games, for after hours, of course. compared to an ipad -- way more value. these tablets are such a steal; i couldn't find a reason not to buy them. ♪ honestly, i wanna see you be brave ♪ >> you're seeing the first black >> you're seeing the first black ♪ ♪ ♪ i wanna spread a little love this year ♪ ♪ i wanna spread a little love and cheer ♪ [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- true artistry is measured by a passion for bold design and advanced technology at t
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
you, mr. president. we'll be back with more with president obama from american university. you're watching the "hardball" college tour from american university. >> there is the united states of america. there is not a black america. and a white america. and latino america. and asian america. there's the united states of america. honestly? no way did i think a tablet was gonna be a good deal. you're talking to the guy who hasn't approved a new stapler purchase in three years. but then i saw the new windows tablet, with a real keyboard, usb port, and full office. it's a tablet that works for work. plus, it's got apps and games, for after hours, of course. compared to an ipad -- way more value. these tablets are such a steal; i couldn't find a reason not to buy them. ♪ honestly, i wanna see you be brave ♪ i couldn't find a reason i'm bethand i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing a
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
with more with president obama from american university. you're watching the "hardball" college tour from american university. >> there is not a liberal america and a conservative america. there is the united states of america. there is not a black america. and a white america. and latino america and asian america. there is the united states of america. honestly? no way did i think a tablet was gonna be a good deal. you're talking to the guy who hasn't approved a new stapler purchase in three years. but then i saw the new windows tablet, with a real keyboard, usb port, and full office. it's a tablet that works for work. plus, it's got apps and games, for after hours, of course. compared to an ipad -- way more value. these tablets are such a steal; i couldn't find a reason not to buy them. ♪ honestly, i wanna see you be brave ♪ turn to roc® retinol correxion®. one week, fine lines appear to fade. one month, deep wrinkles look smoother. after one year, skin looks ageless. high performance skincare™ only from roc®. take skincare to the next level with new roc® multi correxion
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
more with president obama from american university. you're watching the "hardball" college tour from american university. >> there is the united states of america. there is not a black america. and a white america. and latino america. and asian america. there's the united states of america. honestly, i'm not looking for five-star treatment. i get times are tight. but it's hard to get any work done like this. then came this baby -- small but with windows and office. it runs my work stuff. ...and i can use apps like flipboard for news, or xbox video to watch the shows i'm never home to see... and i can still get work done at the same time. excuse me, do you mind if i... yep. ♪ honestly, i wanna see you be brave ♪ is sweatier and messier than my family on the field. so like the nfl i use tide... ...because i'm the equipment manager in this house. that's my tide. what's yours? mom swaps my snack for a piÑa colada yoplait. and when mom said i was going out too much, i swapped it for staying in. [ shouts ] guess who's going out tomorrow. [ female announcer ] swap one snack a week for
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
million americans who won't be covered by obama care because their states are refusing medicaid expansion. >> our state is doing something called insure oklahoma. we've done it several years. it was a ramp-up process where it was a state solution to deal with uninsured in our state. that now is also considered illegal and we're going through the process to try to figure out people that were covered under insure oklahoma, that are exactly in that pool you're describing, now are being pushed out and our state has to then reconfigure. the biggest issue is why. you talk to the people that were covered under insure oklahoma, they liked their coverage. they have come to me and complained and said why can't i deep this. and so there are big issues. so it's simple to look at the data from a distance but when you know those families face to face, you see the real effect on them. a car dealership in central oklahoma city just talked to two days ago and his statement is he's now gone back on and discovered he's losing his insurance because he's one of those small associations -- small busi
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
has to be on protecting the american people from obama care. we have passed bill after bill trying to protect the american people from this disaster. so protecting the american people from obama care has been another priority. >> got that? he is protecting us. excellent. our panel is also the opinion writer. also a msnbc contributor. i didn't get to name your fabulous newspaper. we are looking forward to chris matthews interview and sitting down with the president and american university in front of a very deliberate audience which is young people. this is where the battle is being joined. the president is trying to convince younger americans that it's for you and republicans making what argument to young people some. >> the argument they are making with the creepy uncle sam showed they still do it. it's by the obama administration to make you get something you don't need and you probably don't want. it's a crazy thing. the president is going after young people in particular. one because you need them in the pool. you need the premiums and helping people in the pools to help pay fo
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
going to be remembered as one great day in politics when barack obama, an american mother and kenyan father, the president of the harvard lawr review, a senator is already the number two candidate. >> back to the "hardball" college tour. your remarks the other day on economic justice, to me as a roman catholic, talk about the social, moral responsibility to look after people who haven't made in this country. >> there's no great religion that doesn't speak to this. every great religion has some equivalent of the golden rule, that i am my brother's keeper and my sister's keeper, some notion that even as we each take individual responsibility for acting in a responsible and righteous way, part of our obligation is to the larger world and to future generations. and, i think pope francis is showing himself to be just an extraordinarily thoughtful and soulful messenger of peace and justice. i haven't had a chance to meet him yet, but everything that i've read, everything that i've seen from him indicates the degree to which he is trying to remind us of those core obligations. and as i said
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
induststrategy fo gop. even talking about impeaching president obama, the first african-american president, is a horrible idea coming a week after they have this tweet about rosa parks ending racism and after mitt romney last year was going on about self-deporting for illegal immigrants. this is a conversation that is going to be detrimental to republicans and they need to focus on a positive agenda. what is it they want to do. you can't vote 42 times to repeal obama care and think that is a policy. you have to have some futuristic ideas. >> as a republican that's where i want to see my party going. if you're going to talk about appealing obama care, what are you going to replace it with? so far as a party we haven't done that. >> great to have you both here. >>> well, it may be a balmy 50 degrees for the rockefeller center christmas tree lighting here in new york tonight but don't tell that to the people in the west and midwest. they are getting hammered by an arctic blast and the third winter storm already this season. some areas of colorado will see as much as two feet of snow
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
with president obama joined by students from american universities. the so-called young invincibles that the white house needs to reach. each and every day between now and december the 23rd, the administration and congressional democrats will hold an event touting a different positive aspect of the health care law, just like those advent calendars so many of us are using this time of year. seems familiar, right? the ones where every day of the month you pop open another door and reveal something special inside? three years after he signed the affordable care act into law, two months after the botched rollout of the health care website, the administration hopes a three-week campaign will remind all americans why they're doing this in the first place. >> how hard of a slog is it going to be for the white house to try to turn this around? >> i think it's going to be difficult. ultimately they have to prove successful with the website. >> republicans are continuing to keep their focus on the unpopularity and problems that have been plaguing the law. >> the president's health care law co
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
from american university right here on msnbc. >>> week one of the white house obama care media blitz does continue and today president obama will focus his message on the laws and the benefits for people with pre-existing medical conditions. this as the white house announces some 56,000 people and their successful enrollment in coverage during exchanges. that's more than double the enrollees for the entire month of october and all of this as the administration ramps up, too, december 23rd and the enrollment deadline for january 1st coverage, jim mcdermott, senior member of the house, ways and means committee. >> as we look back at the calendar, it was two weeks ago when they assembled this team, the senate and house strike teams and what was their task versus the daily barrage of messages that we'll see on tap from the white house. can you explain the difference? >> it looks to me like it's all one plan because you really have to keep pushing and letting people know and try and build momentum in the public the real problem here is public education, if you have never had health insura
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. eastern. whatever you're doing thursday night, i'm giving you plenty of advance notice, you have to see this live when it happens. we'll be right back. a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. kand i don't have time foris morunreliable companies.b angie's list definitely saves me time and money. for over 18 years we've helped people take care of the things that matter most. join today. bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
obama delivered remarks on the economy at an event hosted by the center for american progress. the president clearly outlined who and what his administration stands for, and asked the question, what are republicans actually for? do i get to answer that? i'll tell you exactly what republicans are for. on tuesday, republicans members of the house judiciary committee, they held this little hearing called -- titled "the president's constitutional duty to faithfully execute the laws." the topic was one of their favorites, the prospect of impeaching the president of the united states, of course. the party of no wouldn't even use the word impeachment. >> the word that we don't like to say in this committee, and i'm not about to utter here in this particular hearing. >> really? this is nothing new. republicans talk impeachment every time they disagree with the president and his policies. libya, obama care, gun policy, you name it. the 113th congress, you know what they're going to do, go down as the least productive congress in modern history. the only thing republicans have done is try to
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
center for american progress for washington, d.c., this is where any minute president obama will be back on the bully pulpit as he tries to reset the script on his signature legislation and his second term as well. hi, everybody, good morning. i'm thomas roberts. this developing news tops the agenda today. multi tasker in chief. as i said, in just a few minutes the president will deliver that speech that will be a two-fer. his remarks about income inequality and how his health care reform can help close the gap. day two of the white house to regain control of the rocky rollout of the affordable care act. yesterday he fended off the gop attacks. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future. we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. we're not going to walk away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i'll do. >> and then there is tomorrow when the president will focus on those so-c
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
promote obama care, the number of americans signing up is on the rise. according to the kaiser family foundation, more than 243,000 have signed up for private coverage through the exchanges and more than 567,000 have been determined eligible for medicaid since the october 1st rollout. joining me now, congressman rosa delauro of connecticut and one of the white house democrats on the white house strike team promoting the health care law this month. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. delighted to be here. >> today's push is all about the success of medicaid expansion. 26 states and d.c. have taken advantage while 24 states all run by republicans or republican legislatures have declined the expansion. i also want to point out these stats the white house just released. if all 50 states were on board, 5.4 million uninsured americans could gain coverage. eight in ten of those would pay less than $100 a month, all of which would save states $10 billion over the next decade. so my question, congresswoman, is what are we doing to get that message out there a little more? >> first of a
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
obama called out republicans for targeting americans in need. >> it shouldn't be a partisan issue. for decades, congress has voted to offer relief to job seekers. including when the unemployment rate was lower than it is today. but now that economic lifeline is in jeopardy. all because republicans in this congress, which is on track to be be the most unproddive in history, have so far refused to extend it. >> well, i have to give credit to the republicans here. they have the country responding to and talking about the three things i've just pointed out when we have had 40, what, 5, 6 months of private sector oh job growth. when we have added 7 million jobs since president obama inherited the great recession. now that we've got unemployment down, according to the bureau of labor statistics, 7%, arguably, still in double digits. and they've got us believing that we're just not doing -- well, actually, we're doing too much for those who are in need. the president is talking about republicans like rand paul, from kentucky, who thinks he should run the world. and also rob portman of oh
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
. quote, millions of citizens believe obama care is worse than any war. at least american soldiers have weapons with which to defend themselves. another quote claims that president obama's administration will use any opportunity to go after the second amendment right and other constitutional rights such as free speech. that's indoctrination. if that doesn't make your list this season, maybe this will. a china ware company is serving a serving tray with president obama's birth certificate. it's the perfect holiday gift for the birther in your family. i can think of some. >>> up next, the political civil war. hoping new fights on the right may cost the republicans a couple of winnable senate seats. remember how that happened last night? you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. ♪ >>> welcome back to "hardball." there's a new front in the republican civil war out there. incumbent republican senators, many of them who would have a good chance of winning in a general election are being challenged by the far right of their own party. the latest challenge is against thad cochr
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
beaten down. i couldn't help but agree. remember, the barak obama who introduced himself to the american people in 2004 in boston, young, dark hair, hopeful, optimistic, is completely different from the barak obama who sat, president barak obama who sat before chris matthews. >> that being said, he's still, if you go back to that 2004 key note address in boston, the same, you will hear the same barak obama who is president now. there is a consistency there. >> every president in a way seems to have greyer hair and thick thin i skin. >> the elizabeth warren wing is under attack. it is not from senate republicans. that's next. while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. . >> in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis, a harvard law professor had the idea to create a federal agency that would protect consumers against unfair business practices to keep people from being taken advantage of in ways that had the potential to sink the american economy all over again. after president obama announced he liked the idea of that federal agency and
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm PST
american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. eastern. whatever you're doing thursday night, i'm giving you plenty of advance notice, you have to see this live when it happens. we'll be right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] how could switchgrass in argentina, change engineering in dubai, aluminum production in south africa, and the aerospace industry in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 70% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. combinations of your favorite seafood from lobster to crab, shrimp and mussels in a savory broth. try one today, and sea food differently. now, try seven lunch choices at $7.99. sandwiches, salads and more. the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
anymore. if you still don't like obama care, you owe it to the american people to tell us what you are for. not just what you're against. >>> here at 30 rock, we are counting down to tonight's lighting of the famous rockefeller christmas tree. that war on christmas, a lot of hum bug, of course. but as president obama prepares to join in the national tree-lighting on friday, he's got a few other things to attend to. first, including a long list of policy goals that he wants to achieve for the american people. starting, of course, with the affordable care act. the affordable care for all. so just this afternoon, the president kept up his three-week push to promote the affordable care act. this time in a white house youth summit. >> i'm going to need you all to spread the word about how the affordable care act really works. what its benefits are, what its protections are. and most importantly, how people can sign up. i know people call this law obama care. and that's okay. because i do care. and -- i do. >> that event highlighting the crucial importance of getting young people to sign up
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am PST
the president will be forced off script undoubtedly because president obama on thursday is sitting down for a one-on-one hardball college interview with chris matthews at american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. eastern. whatever you're doing thursday night, i'm giving you plenty of advance notice, you have to see this live when it happens. we'll be right back. [ grunts softly ] [ ding ] i sense you've overpacked, your stomach. try pepto to-go. it's pepto-bismol that fits in your pocket. relief can be yours, but your peanuts... are mine. ♪ >>> debunktion junction, what's my function? true or false? obama care does not, i repeat, does not cover babies? exhibit a, when this man tried to get insurance for his family, he was told he could buy a plan for his wife and himself and three young children, but his youngest child was out in the cold. obama care does not cover babies. that was his story and it went directly from the new york post to the fox news channel. >> i assumed it was a gl
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
, but an african-american themselves. and when a credible candidate presented himself, barack obama, the clintons never thought in a million years he would be viable. when he proved to be viable, african-americans said we want the real thing. not the fictional first black president. >> you're referring to tony morrison. >> absolutely. >> tony morrison said bill clinton was the first black president. i think it's more important to get a real one. >> we did. >> anyway, let's go to e the present time. here we are in december of 2013 looking way ahead, but not too far ahead because a year from now we'll be right in the middle of this thing. everyone will announce a the 2014 election. everybody willing in this thing. we'll know the field. and so my question is is he doing what he has to do? i love bill grade. bill grade is a great leader in philadelphia. you hear this great reporting by jonathan martin this weekend in the "times." there's hillary clinton asking what you and i would do in the same situation. you're asking somebody to spot the people and who they are in the community. who
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
obama care is still plagued with problems. and every american deserves relief from it. >> every american deserves relief from it. really? would that include the 129 million americans with preexisting conditions who can no longer be denied coverage or charged more? do 105 million americans really want to go back to having lifetime limits on their care? and what about that republican alternative for covering the uninsured, reducing costs and all the rest? speaker boehner? >> the american people want to be able to pick their own type of health insurance. they want to be able to pick their own doctor. they want to be able to pick their own hospital. that's what a patient-centered health care system looks like. . you know, actually, mr. speaker, that's a lot of what the affordable care act already does. extending benefits to americans who before now have basically had two choices for their health care. their own home remedies or the emergency room. joining us now is our panel, political analyst, zerlina maxwell, grio.com and msnbc political analyst, professor michael eric dyson. ladi
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
looks horrible. coming up new andy poling snows younger americans aren't enthusiastic about obama care. we'll talk to two of those millennials who are making their voices heard. that's next on "morning joe." [ male announcer ] here's a question for you: if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer is... 3 million homes. by 2030, investments in energy efficiency could help americans save $300 billion each year. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. waiting for your wrinkle cream to work? clinically proven neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. it targets fine lines and wrinkles with the fastest retinol formula available. you'll see younger looking skin in just one week. one week? that's just my speed. rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots rapid tone repair. from neutrogena®. [ babies crying ] surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] how about no more surprises? no
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 9:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 2:00pm PST
fabulous for every american listening to this story. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. put a big smile on your face, because president obama and the government, they're no longer in the car business. they got rid of all their shares yesterday, and the conservative media, where's the story? i remember when you were calling this guy, the president of the united states, a lot of things when it came to saving the automobile industry. in fact, i think he's the worst socialist ever. he told us all along he didn't want to be in the car business. well now i guess he was telling the truth. because government motors is now history. we start our show tonight talking about great news for the american manufacturing base in this country that was saved by the liberals. the auto loans of 2008 and 2009 saved 1.5 million jobs. that means this many people over the christmas holidays -- they don't have a war on christmas. they will be at the dinner table eating and having fun, because they have a job. thanks to gov
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
being with us tonight here. and thank you, president obama, of course for being our guest on the "hardball" college tour. and also to the american university for hosting us. good night. >>> good evening, americans. from the north country in detroit lakes, minnesota, where it's below zero. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> solid hiring. >> steady progress. >> larry hein. >> mcdonald's corporation has well over the money to pay us what we deserve. >> they're protesting their salaries. >> we work too damn hard. >> waiting on that pepper, julio. >> give workers a living wage and real shot at the american dream. >> don't simply feed fish. >> give me that fish! >> what they're demanding is $15 an hour in pay. $7.25, which equates to a little more than $15,000 a year. >> we all got to start small, but not that small. >> they also want to form unions without what they call employer retaliation. >> don't give me any lip. >> fast food workers aren't just, you know, simple people. >> wants the to come out of their office and live our life for one month. do it for one month, and i
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
her husband have sought to soothe and strengthing their relationship with african-americans. the constituency that was most scarred during her first bid for the presidency. after comments former president bill clinton made about candidate barack obama in the 2008 race. comments that sounded racially insensitive to many ears. black and white. as a way to salve the wound, the profile including funerals for prominent african-americans or commemorations of civil right events of which the clintons have been present. marking the hundredth anniversary of the largest african-american sorority. >> the idea that in the 21st century african-americans would wait in line to vote for ten hours while whites in an affluent precinct next door waited just ten minutes, or that african-americans would receive fliers telling them the wrong time and day to exercise their constitutional rights, that is not the america we expect or the america we want for our children. >> well, in the article in the "new york times" i mentioned, former virginia governor the first elected african-american governor in the
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
. plain and simple. this isn't the language that's good for all americans and it gets us closer to solving the problem. >> president obama also used his weekly address this saturday to highlight what's at stake here. >> if members of congress don't act before they leave on their vacations, 1.3 million americans will lose this lifeline. these are people we know. they're our friends and our neighbors. they sit next to us in church and volunteer in our communities. their kids play with our kids. and they include 20,000 veterans who served this country with honor. >> ron reagan is a political analyst and jonathan capehart is an msnbc contributor. ron, this sort of old republican thing here about making fun of people because they're unemployed, i think of factory towns where the factory closes. and it's very hard to imagine just pulling up stakes and heading to some other part of the world to get a job. but that's what i guess rand paul thinks they ought to do quick as hell. and the idea the unemployed want to be unemployed is crazy because everybody hates being unemployed. everybody i
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 3:00am PST
. 53% of americans think president obama is dishonest and four in ten think he can manage the federal government. podesta will help with issues like obama care and other issues. >> julianna, it's what people have been especially democrats on the hill have been clamoring to get people back in the white house that have experience. that looks like a great step. >> if you look at the other news trickled out over the past 72 hours, you have bill schillero coming back. now you have john podesta coming in. he'll take a counselor role overseeing health care, climate issues. one thing you hear from people, criticism often of this white house is that there's so many smart experienced people who just want to give advice and they are so insular they close themselves off to that kind of advice and podesta is positioned to do that. podesta has maintained that independence being part of the obama orbit but not directly inside. so he's going to be able to bring that perspective, those fresh ideas and the experience of having worked in a crisis mode at the white house and been around for a rea
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
seen from president obama and the american jobs act a couple of years ago was that, a bipartisan approach, giving tax credits to employers to hire individuals and at the same time forcing individuals to go out and get the job training they need. unfortunately, the great idea like this gets stalled in the house of representatives. it doesn't move forward and the american people suffer. and that's a sad reality of the situation. what we really need is bipartisan solutions, people coming together, people working together to uplift and end poverty. we're the richest country in the world and ending poverty should be one of our top priorities because that's how we maintain our global leadership worldwide is by ending poverty across this country. sadly, i don't think the focus is here in washington like it needs to be. >> good to see both of you, thanks. >>> today's tweet of the day comes from pope francis. if we see someone who needs help, do we stop? there is so much suffering and poverty and a great need for good samaritans. you know, ronny... folks who save hundreds of dollars by sw
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00pm PST
concerns. whether it is economy, jobs, protecting the american people from obama care, we have done our work. >> that is true, speaker boehner, the tsa loose change act is not the only thing you passed. there have been some really, really undercover highlights. for instance h.r. 1071, to specify the size of the precious metal coins for the baseball hall of fame. congress has done a very nice thing for one of their retired colleagues. h.r. 22 89d to rename section 219 c of the internal revenue code of 1986 as the kay bailey spousal ira. there is the freedom to fish act. a bill to prohibit the corps of engineers to take actions to establish a restricted area of public waters down stream of a dam so people can fish at dams without restriction because of freedom. if you detect sarcasm in my voice, it's because i'm frustrated with house republicans. one of the most insidious aspects of a congress that so habitually underperforms, is begin to underperform in imagining what can happen. but i know why the caged bird sings. in the last eight days, this congress could to do a tremendous amount of
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Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
obama and also to the american university for hosting us. goodnight. >>> it's now good evening rachel. >> good evening. thanks a lot. and thanks to you at home for joining us tonight. this is the pass you had to carry. it had your fingerprints on it you, your photo and who you worked for and where you lived and where you were allowed to go and when you were allowed to go there and for how long and for what purpose. starting in 1950, with the pop haiti lation registration act, everyone had to register by race, a racial review board, give you a look, decide what race they would say you are and give ah racial id card so you would know what laws applied to you. but as of 1952, every black person over the age of 16 had to have not only a racial id card but also this passbook which any white person could demand to see at any time. and if you were found to be in a place just reserved for black people, then it was illegal for you to be there and you could be arrested just for existing, just not having your passbook on you taught was also grounds to be arrested and thrown in jail. the pass law
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
interview president obama as part of the hardball college tour live from american university. the full interview airs thursday. we're following more developing news just within the past hours, the house passed that bipartisan bill on guns. it extends a ban on firearms that are able to get past metal detectors, that so-called plastic guns, why one top democrat says the bill does not go far enough. >>> plus, we're tracking a deadly winter storm that could even push las vegas below the freezing point. the weather channel's forecasting some of the coldest temps in years. you can join the conversation so many of you already have. go to my twitter page. it is at tamron hall and my team is at newsnation. so i c an reach ally bank 24/7, but there are no branches? 24/7. i'm sorry, i'm just really reluctant to try new things. really? what's wrong with trying new things? look! mommy's new vacuum! (cat screech) you feel that in your muscles? i do... drink water. it's a long story. well, not having branches let's us give you great rates and service. i'd like that. a new way to bank. a better way to
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Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
exclusive at american university. the president addressing problems with the obama care website. also spoke about the perception of his management within his own administration. >> when it comes to the management of government, part of the reason people are so skeptical is that when we do things right they don't get a lot of attention. if we do something that is perceived at least initially as a screw up, it will be on the "nightly news" for a week. i remember bob gates, my former secretary of defense, wonderful public servant, had served under seven presidents, when i first came in i asked him so, bob, you got nyad vice for me. he said, mr. president, just understand you got a lot of people working for you. somebody somewhere is screwing something up. that's true. [ laughter ] so i have to consistently push on every cabinet secretary on every single agency how can we do things better and we can do things better. >> john meacham what is your take on his perspective on his own administration. >> i think it's realistic. president kennedy said defeat is an orphan and victory has a
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Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
down there as president obama mentioned with brazil and jamaica. this is not the american dream that everybody aspires to, and i think this is certainly a message that needs to be put out there. >> clarence paige, susan, thank you very much. >> you can watch chris matthews' exclusive interview with president obama, and that's at 7:00 eastern on msnbc. >>> nbc news has learned that former new york police commissioner bill brattin is returning to the job he had decades ago. the mayor is expected to make the announcement in new york. bratton held the top cop position in new york, and los angeles. he is also an nbc and msnbc.com contributor. the crime rate in new york city under his watch went down. we'll keep an eye on that. >> an american teacher in texas has been shot to death in libya. it happened in ben ga gassy. a former principal at the school said the teacher was killed while jogging near his home. no one has claimed responsibility, but we will keep you posted on any developments. >>> brand new numbers on obama care are encouraging, but is it too late for the president's new pr p
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Dec 10, 2013 1:00pm PST
byplay there in the audience and especially in the stands between the former american presidents who were there, president george bush 43, bill clinton, jimmy carter and barack obama. probably the only thing the four could agree on is they all admired and adored barack -- obviously, nelson mandela. and he was that kind of a force, not just as at the highest levels of political power in the world, but among the people, as well. i was in that soccer stadium the day that he was released after he was released. and it's just hard to fully understand the transformation of that country. you have to remember that before he was released, we didn't know what he was going to do once he got out. that he became even a larger figure in our lives than anybody could have anticipated. because he didn't tip his hand in any way about how he wanted to unify the country. there were elements of the a & c who said let the war begin now. but he chose not to go in that direction. and i think as obama put it, very appropriately today, he not only changed laws, but changed hearts, as well. it seemed to me that
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Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
boehner equivocated. >> when you look at obama care, you see a government-centered health care delivery system. that's not what the american people want. the american people want to be able to pick their own type of health insurance and own doctor and they want to pick their own hospital. that's what a patient-centered health care system looks like. >> will that be up for a vote in 2014? >> will that be up for a vote in 2014? >> we'll see. >> the fact is there is not a bill being concocted. boehner and tom cole tried a save, arguing that republicans have put alternatives on the table. >> we have been putting ideas on the table and the president hasn't put very many ideas on the table. tom price is a physician has one. republican study has one. there is over 200 pieces of republican-respon republican-sponsored legislation out there. >> nothing passed because there is no unity about what the plan should look like. >> not like they are winning the war. not trying to leave that impression. they haven't been losing it to republicans. former president clinton who memorably said president obam
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Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
, president obama kicked off his latest push, and asked americans to help him spread the word. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends. tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> okay. now, this, of course, is going to turn into an all-out messaging war, just how good are the democrats going to be at this. which is exactly why talk like this has to be countered. >> remember, before the affordable care act, these bad apple insurers had free reign every year to limit the care you received or use minor preexisting conditions to jack up your premiums or bill you into bankruptcy. so a lot of people thought they were buying coverage and it turned out not to be so good. >> if he really wants to go on offense, president obama needs, in my opinion, to tell it like it is about those bad apple insurers. they are selling substandard junk insurance. but for -- there just seems to be a great deal of reluctance on the part of
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Dec 4, 2013 2:00am PST
cheaper than money you have to pay today. >>> president obama is getting back on the offensive telling americans that healthcare.gov is working better than ever. he is launching a three week campaign saying the website is vastly improved and that oeb care is here to stay. that reassurance comes as the president is under renewed pressure to hold people accountable for the botched rollout. >> do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. because it's working better now and it's going to just keep on working better over time. every day i check to make sure that it is working better. >> he's been logging in. >> a treasury department watchdog is noted potential problems come tax season. the inspector general for tax administration says existing irs systems do not have the capability to detect fraud when it comes to the subsidies to help people buy insurance in the form of tax credits. the administration officials say the irs aggressively safeguards the systems to combat any fraud and as the affordable care act is no exception. >>> the result of paul walker's autopsy are e
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Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
monday blues here. how is she going to court african-americans in the post-president obama world five years after her husband's comments, which created some problems in that demographic for mrs. clinton. she now is trying to work to repair any remaining damage, if there is one. but there is another overlooked headline that deserves more attention than it got and it's how clinton aligns and distances herself from the administration to best position herself for 2016. there were two politico pieces that brought up this issue in the past week, particularly on the topic of iran. will, for instance, former secretary of state hillary clinton publicly react to the nuclear deal? and if so, how? a current decision is to stay silent and there's a lot of good reasons to stay silent. while she's cautiously optimistic about the deal, the implication is that she still has some lingering concerns and perhaps she wouldn't have been comfortable negotiating it the way john kerry was comfortable doing it. while she doesn't want to be out-israeled by anybody, she also doesn't want to look like she is
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Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
obama administration, race to the top, all of the advancements we've been expecting, that american students have moved downward in these testings. we now rank below what we rank before. we're mid-range. actually rank below vietnam on math and reading scores. vietnam, which is not considered like shanghai and singapore, some other leading asian countries has now moved up. ron, you've studied a lot of this. you've covered all of these issues. what's going on here with our inability to make any headway on what is arguably a national security issue, the fact our kids are falling behind on math and science. >> you're exactly right. it is a national security issue. i would step back and put the education system in that big bucket of national institutions that are failing to adapt to the times. just like our other institutions letting us down right now. we have our leaders on the national and local level instead of getting together and figuring out what needs to be done, how do we modernize and transform our education system, they are fighting with each other and finding scapegoats. i hav
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Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
you up right. >>> every day more and more americans are signing up for obama care. and now that includes south carolina republican lindsey graham. that's right. smile, senator graham. you're the latest happy republican to get enrolled in obama care. as required by law. congratulations. he joins senator rand paul, speaker boehner, and many other lucky republicans who signed up for insurance under the very law they opposed. i wonder what president obama would say to these guys. >> congratulations. and by the way, you're covered. >> yes, they're covered. but millions of americans aren't thanks to republican policies. gop governors and lawmakers in 25 states have refused to expand. medicaid. denying insurance to nearly 5 million americans. 5 million people without insurance just so republicans can say they're fighting the law. that is inexcusable. joining me now, joan walsh. thanks for being here this evening. it's incredible. 5 million people not able to get insurance because republican governors are playing politics, joan. >> no, it's really awful. and it's terrible for -- first o
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Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
can see 4 million americans have been unemployed for six months or more. here's what president obama had to say in his weekly address. take a listen. >> for many families it can be the difference between hardship and catastrophe. it makes a difference for a mother who suddenly doesn't know if she will be able to put food on the table for his kids or a father who lost his job and is looking for a new one. last year it ended 2.5 people out of poverty and cushioned the blow for many more. >> now, alex, republicans are making the opposite argument. they are saying that the low unemployment rate or relatively low unemployment rate speaks to the fact that the economy doesn't need more stimulus, that they don't need to extend unemployment insurance. interestingly, though, i'll point out two things. one, the democrats in the white house not insisting that unemployment insurance extension be a part of a budget deal that might be passed next week. and also, alex, there are no big tax cuts or spending hikes that are -- spending cuts or tax hikes on the more vie zone. that speaks to the fact tha
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Dec 9, 2013 8:00pm PST
era. in 2012, barack obama won a whopping 93% of african-american voters. republican leadership has seen those numbers, and they are afraid. they know that to win national elections, they need more african-american voters in the tent, and to get those voters, they need a messenger, someone uniquely gifted in speaking across the perilous racial divide, to communicate the party's message to african-american voters across the country, and they seem to have found their guy. >> would you have voted for the civil rights act of 1964? >> i like the civil rights act in the sense that it ended discrimination in all public domains, and i'm all in favor of that. >> but? [ laughter ] >> you had to ask me the but. i don't like the idea of telling private business owners. i abhor racism, i think it's a bad business decision to exclude anyone from your restaurant, but i believe in private ownership. >> rand paul followed up with this cringe-inducing interview -- >> do you think a private business has a right to say we don't serve black people? >> yeah, i'm not in favor of any discrimination of any
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Dec 10, 2013 1:00am PST
arrivals continue. again, we will have a fair amount of warning when the massive american motorcade is on its way from the obama's hotel into this stadium. as you may know, when the president of the united states travels, something called a car plane arrives before the president and the ramp comes down and off come the vehicles that are blown over here, helicopters are flown over here to facilitate his travel, but all of the armored vehicles are flown over operately. the african national anthem is being played in the stadium, which may indeed mean that we are getting closer to some of the last dignitaries arriving. >> this is the african part. maybe we shouldn't talk during it. i don't know. >> okay. e we shouldn't talk dur it, i don't know. >> let's listen in. ♪ ♪ [ african national anthem playing ] ♪ ♪ [ cheering ] >> thank you. thank you. long lived the spirit of nelson mandela. long live the spirit of nelson mandela. madiba mandela. viva! thank you very much. to the president, and the pretty president -- >>> we welcome you back to our live continuing coverage of this memori
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Dec 6, 2013 2:30am PST
president obama sitting down with "hardball's" chris mathews for an interview addressing an audience of mostly young americans, the president spoke about why they should sign up for health care. >> there's some resistance out there among young people, i've seen it in the polls, to enroll in the exchanges and get involved in taking responsibility for their health care. what's your argument why they should do that? >> well first of all, i understand why people would have been resistant to go on a website that wasn't working right. at some point let's say when you turn 26, if you're between jobs or you've got a passion, you're wanting to start a business, and you're not going to have health insurance, this gives you the opportunity to get high quality health insurance and for most people under 30, it's probably going to cost you less than your cell phone bill or your cable bill. less than 100 bucks. >> also the white house changing its story about the relationship between president obama and his uncle omar. the issue resurfaced on tuesday when omar obama took the witness stand in a massach
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
american progress. she introduced president obama at his speech today. thank you both for being here. >> thank you for having me, reverend. >> congressman, let me go to you first. the defining challenge of our time. that's the quote from the president. isn't it something that congress has the moral duty to address? >> the congress and the country. this is the most important speech of all of the speeches in the entire career of barack obama. this is the most important speech he has given and will be recorded, i think, as so. it is also one of the most important speeches i think ever given by the american president because he really laid out that our country cannot stand with a circumstances of haves and have-nots, that we have to see things more not about charity, but he was really arguing about an enlightened self-interest on the country to educate our young people. we need to provide employment and entrepreneur opportunities for those in the shadows. he made this a very compelling, he wove it together by focusing on two other presidente presidents, one, the son of a very poor person
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